N.J. Sailor's Death Gives Rise To Legal Battle

GARFIELD, N.J. - (AP) A federal judge found the Navy 80 percent negligent in the training death of Seaman Freddie Porter Jr., when it awarded $1.25 million to his mother, Cassita Massiah, last December. As it stands, it won't be the Navy paying Massiah. Instead, a company found to be 20 percent negligent. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers.